Understanding Oneself: A Journey Through Various Lenses

Self-perception can be a profound introspective journey that takes us deep within, probing questions that resonate with the very essence of our existence. Various therapeutic modalities, spiritual practices, and philosophical explorations approach these questions in different ways.

Start with: “what am I”, “what should I do”, “do I have a purpose”

Assessment of Mental Health

  1. CBT Intake Assessment
  2. Standard Questionnaires
  3. Cognition Assessment
  4. Perceived Stress Scale: The Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) is a classic stress assessment instrument. The tool, while originally developed in 1983, remains a popular choice for helping us understand how different situations affect our feelings and our perceived stress.
  5. Resilience Questionnaire: This is an abbreviated version of the Nicholson McBride Resilience Questionnaire (NMRQ).
  6. Life Changes Stress Test: The Recent Life Changes Questionnaire (RLCQ) is an instrument that was developed to look at life change events and their impact on an individual. The questionnaire looks to see how many stressors an individual has experienced in the last 6 or 12 months and determines if the individual had had “high recent life stress.”
  7. Personality Disorder Test: This test covers the following Personality Disorders - Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal, Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Avoidant, Dependent, and Obsessive-Compulsive.


  1. Interpersonal Therapy (IPT): More Info

  2. Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT): More Info

  3. Psychoanalysis: More info

  4. Self-help

  5. Mindfulness: Free Mindfulness Project
    Buddhist scriptures on Mindfulness

  6. Life Coaching: More Info 1
    More Info 2

  7. Systems and Traditions

  8. Philosophy of Self: More Info

  9. Philosophy of Mind: More Info

  10. Mysticism: More Info

  11. Contemplation: More Info

  12. Animism/Shamanism: More Info